Refugee Youth Give Back to Their Community
While most youth spent their days off in late January playing video games and hanging
out, students in Baltimore City Community College’s Refugee Youth Project Upton
after-school program were busy giving back to their local community.
They were volunteering at Paul’s Place, a community organization located in Pigtown in
Southwest Baltimore. Students helped serve hot-lunch, clean the dining area, and
assist in the shop.
Both staff members and guests were impressed with how hard-
working and respectful our students were, hailing them as role-models for children their
age. Students will continue to volunteer at Paul’s Place throughout the spring.
With funding from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, IRC Baltimore is partnering with Baltimore City Community College to merge and expand their successful youth programs and provide increased academic enrichment services and support to refugee students in Baltimore City schools under the name the Refugee Youth Project (RYP).
For more information about the BCCC Refugee Youth Project, contact Kursten Pickup at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit refugeeyouthproject.org/